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A downward spiraling, surf instructor's life is revived by two unlikely tourists, and a homeless, Hawaiian mutt they name Rocket.

             Before reading further, please watch the above video.

I am humbly asking for your help. The parts are assembled, we just need fuel.

I can't thank you enough for taking a few minutes to find out more about Rocket Club. We will be shooting this winter (Feb./March) here in Hawaii and on the beautiful coast of Maine. Having worked for years on multiple productions in Hawaii, I've maintained relationships with department heads that have offered me one time deals/favors on the use of equipment and services in order to produce Rocket Club. But we can not do this alone, we need you to join us on this journey.

By pledging to this project, YOU become the reason Rocket Club will come to life. Your pledge will go towards equipment rentals, securing locations to film, state film permits, hiring actors and crew members, travel from Hawaii to Maine to complete our shoot, post production (sound/video editors and equipment) and acquiring/producing music. We will be using a state of the art, digital camera package, and the exact same sound equipment that was used on shows like LOST and Last Resort by sound mixer, Bobby Anderson. Not to mention, the Emmy award winning Bobby Anderson himself! 

All this and more is to ensure the production quality of Rocket Club is as good as any other film you might see in theaters next year. If you already like what you hear and want to embark on this journey with us, please don't forget to tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter about your pledge, spreading the word is crucial! 

STILL NOT TO SURE? PLEASE SEE OUR REWARD LEVELS, SOME OF OUR CAST                         & CREW AND A MORE DETAILED SYNOPSIS BELOW...

What IS Rocket Club?

Rocket Club is the semi-fictional story of Rick Brennan, a 27 year old surf instructor who's life is rapidly spiraling downward. He's a cynical, cocky, alcoholic who's drunken exploits cause him to frequent his local police station. Rather than confronting his haunted past, he covers it up with booze, drugs, girls and a few close friends that can't do much but watch him self destruct.

Just as Rick seems to hit rock bottom, two unlikely tourists (Weston and Rachel) and a homeless, beach dwelling, garbage eating mutt come on the scene. Weston is a 24 year old, overweight, rally-car mechanic who flew to the island on a whim after his father's funeral, only to be followed by his concerned friend, Rachel.

Their lives inadvertently, and humorously, collide with Rick's and the three of them begin to bond over the course of Weston and Rachel's visit, hanging out at different locations around the north shore of Oahu where they find/adopt a homeless mutt and meet Rick's entourage. Conor the lovable, stoner surf bum who wants to be more, Kalani and Naia, the young surf groms who live next door and constantly spy on Rick and Conor, monitoring their social lives, Uncle Keppa who owns the surf school where Rick teaches, and more. The main characters unknowingly begin helping each other to discover new things about themselves and the destructive lives they live. 

We feel we have truly captured the "not so perfect," human process of healing in this drama/comedy. Rocket Club will surly be one you will remember for years, and want to share with others, not just for their entertainment, but because you helped produce it!

Lead Male/Female Roles

A Couple Key Crew Members 

Music

Two very talented Musicians, Jesse Savio and Chris Riendeau have offered to each produce one original track to be used in the film and on our soundtrack. Here is a sample recording from Chris...

Check out BACKER UPDATE 2 for some more info on our musical advancements!

Bobby, why should we trust you?

Glad you asked. I have worked hard for years, to establish myself within the film community here in Hawaii. I've worked on multiple major network shows/movies as a camera crew member, stunt man and actor. I have a two and a half year old son named Tristan, and we're expecting a little girl on September 3rd (right in the middle of this campaign!). What I am saying is, the last thing I want to do is tarnish my reputation and embarrass myself, my family and everyone who has vouched for me on this, by not following through for my supporters. I've worked to long and hard to throw this project away, or give it a bad name. 

THANK YOU TO OUR PLEDGERS AND... 

FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT! 


IF YOU WANT TO SEE THIS PROJECT COME TO LIFE AS MUCH AS WE DO, REMEMBER TO SPREAD THE WORD ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER! ALOHA.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

WEATHER - On the island of Oahu, the weather is always changing. Especially during the month of February, rain, wind, huge waves, etc. However, all of our crew members have been working on the island for years and have adapted/created ways to deal with the constantly evolving elements. Not only have we created tools that help assist in such an environment, Rocket Club was written with this in mind. Our script and shoot schedule allows us room to adjust days and work around such obstacles.

($10,000 'Actor' pledge level and $1000 pledgers must not be SAG, SAG-Aftra members)

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    TIER 1: Receive all of our backer updates that contain photos and videos, informing our loyal pledgers of our progress and all the new buzz surrounding Rocket Club! Every dollar counts and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us on this adventure. Lets make a movie.

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    TIER 1: HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE FILM & WEEKLY PRODUCTION UPDATES This includes frequent email updates throughout production, that include behind the scenes footage. Before you pull the trigger, be sure to check out our other 'tier 1' rewards!

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    HOFSTRA STUDENT PREMIERE!! Come out and support Hofstra Alumni, Rachel Riendeau as she lands her first lead role in a feature film! Rachel will be accompanied by Bobby Davison as they premiere the film on or near the Hofstra campus. They will both be available for brief conversation/photos before and after the premiere and anxiously await the opportunity to thank you all in person! This is a great networking opportunity for students who might be interested in pursuing a career in film. (proof that you are/were a student at Hofstra required upon entrance)

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    RADFORD STUDENT PREMIERE!! Radford University Alumni, Bobby Davison will premiere the film just for you Radford University students! Bobby will be accompanied by actress, Rachel Riendeau as they premiere the film on or near the Radford campus. They will both be available for photos and anxiously await the opportunity to thank you all in person! (proof that you are/were a student at Radford University required upon entrance)

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    TIER 1: LIVE SOUND/VIDEO STREAM FROM SET! Every minute we are on set shooting during the months of February and March, there will be a little box that follows us around, transmitting a live sound/video feed. See how movies are made from the comfort of your living room or work desk! (plus the digital download and backer updates)

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    TIER 1: CAST-SIGNED RANDOM PAGE OF THE SCRIPT, 2 LIMITED EDITION ROCKET CLUB BUMPER STICKERS & AN OFFICIAL ROCKET CLUB PATCH (as seen in film) Remember, YOU are the reason Rocket Club will come to life. Let others know by displaying those Rocket Club stickers! (plus the live feed, digital download and backer updates)

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    TIER 1: SOUNDTRACK!! You will receive a downloadable version of our soundtrack containing original tracks by talented musicians bound for the spotlight as well as some you may already know. Sample a track by musician, Chris Riendeau, to the left. (plus the cast signed page, 2 stickers, the patch, the live feed, digital download and backer updates)

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    TIER 1: ROCKET CLUB DVD + DOCUMENTARY ON THE MAKING OF THE FILM & BONUS FEATURES, LIMITED EDITION ROCKET CLUB T-SHIRT, YOUR NAME IN THE END CREDITS OF THE FILM! (plus all other tier 1 rewards)

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    YOUR TWITTER IDENTITY FEATURED ON OUR LIVE FEED FOR 1 FULL DAY OF SHOOTING (about 12 hours). Want more Twitter followers? We will make your Twitter name known by putting it in front of potential thousands who watch our live video feed. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    "A NIGHT OUT" IN HONOLULU-----SPECIAL FILM SCREENING/SOCIAL HOUR/Q&A... FOR TWO! I will preview the final cut of the movie for you+1. Prior to the screening, everyone is invited to congregate and socialize. There will be live music and food available for purchase. After the screening, the cast will make themselves available for a live Q&A session right there in the theatre. You will have to provide your own travel/accommodations in Honolulu. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    "A NIGHT OUT" IN LA-----SPECIAL FILM SCREENING/SOCIAL HOUR/Q&A... FOR TWO! I will preview the final cut of the movie for you+1. Prior to the screening, everyone is invited to congregate and socialize. There will be live music and food available for purchase. After the screening, the cast will make themselves available for a live Q&A session right there in the theatre. You will have to provide your own travel/accommodations in LA. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    "A NIGHT OUT" IN NYC-----SPECIAL FILM SCREENING/SOCIAL HOUR/Q&A... FOR TWO! I will preview the final cut of the movie for you+1. Prior to the screening, everyone is invited to congregate and socialize. There will be live music and food available for purchase. After the screening, the cast will make themselves available for a live Q&A session right there in the theatre. You will have to provide your own travel/accommodations in NYC. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    "A NIGHT OUT" IN BURLINGTON, VT-----SPECIAL FILM SCREENING/SOCIAL HOUR/Q&A... FOR TWO! Two of Rocket Club's cast members, myself and Rachel Riendeau, are graduates of Essex High School in Vermont. In light of that, I have decided to preview the final cut of the movie for you+1 right in downtown Burlington, VT. Prior to the screening, everyone is invited to congregate and socialize. There will be live music and food available for purchase. After the screening, the cast will make themselves available for a live Q&A session right there in the theatre. You will have to provide your own travel/accommodations in BURLINGTON, VT. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    PRIVATE "ROCKET CLUB" SURF SESSION FOR 2 WITH BOBBY! Do you plan on visiting Hawaii? If so, not only will you receive all of our Tier 1 rewards, but Bobby will teach our $300 pledgers, PLUS A FRIEND, how to ride a wave the same way his character 'Rick' teaches 'Weston' in the film AND on the same beach! We will also have a photographer present so you can share your experience with your friends. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards) (available June, July and August of 2015)

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    NYC PREMIERE PLUS EXCLUSIVE AFTERPARTY FOR TWO!! Watch the film with the cast, director, producers and special guests. Then join us at our exclusive afterparty event. You will have to provide your own travel/accommodations in NYC. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    LA PREMIERE PLUS EXCLUSIVE AFTERPARTY FOR TWO!! Watch the film with the cast, director, producers and special guests. Then join us at our exclusive afterparty event. You will have to provide your own travel/accommodations in LA. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    SET VISIT FOR TWO IN MAINE! Come out and watch us film a scene, have lunch with the cast and crew and discover first hand what filmmaking is all about! You'll have to provide your own travel/accommodations, but that's a small price to pay for a once in a lifetime opportunity like this! (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    SET VISIT FOR TWO IN HAWAII! Come out and watch us film a scene, have lunch with the cast and crew and discover first hand what filmmaking is all about! You'll have to provide your own travel/accommodations, but that's a small price to pay for a once in a lifetime opportunity like this! (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    HEY, THAT'S YOU ON THE BIG SCREEN! Spend a FULL day on our MAINE set as a background actor! Even though you won't have any lines, we guarantee to do our best to make sure you are in the final cut. You will have to provide your own travel/accommodations. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    HEY, THAT'S YOU ON THE BIG SCREEN! Spend a FULL day on our HAWAII set as a background actor! Even though you won't have any lines, we guarantee to do our best to make sure you are in the final cut. You will have to provide your own travel/accommodations. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    BUSINESS OWNER ALERT!!! Own a business? No matter what industry you're in, we will find a way to creatively place your business name or logo on screen AND in focus, for at least 10 seconds of the film. Product placement is a great way to get your name out there, and you never know... if Rocket Club becomes a hit, so might you! (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! Thank you SO much for believing in the film, Rocket Club and being a key partner in helping to get this film produced! In addition to being able to brag to everyone you know about your Associate Producer credit at the beginning of the film, we invite you to join us on set for a day in either of our locations. (Hawaii or Maine) You are also invited to our premieres/afterpartys. You will have to provide your own travel/accommodations. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards)

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER-----HAWAII VISIT Congratulations, you've made it to the top of the film industry food chain! Your name will appear in the beginning film credits under the title, Executive Producer. You will be provided with accommodations for three days/two nights and joining us on set at your convenience during that time. You are invited to any and all premiere(s)/premiere afterparty(s). We can't thank you enough for your generosity and confidence in our film! (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards) (Unfortunately, we were advised to not offer travel to and from Hawaii)

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    HERE'S YOUR SHOT! It's time to get discovered! You just awarded yourself with a speaking part in the film, Rocket Club, guaranteed to make the final cut! We can't wait to provide you with accommodations and transportation to and from set for as long as it takes to shoot your scene. You will be pampered by our hair and makeup artists. A little camera shy? No worries, acting coach Barbara Logan will be at your service! As a member of our cast, you are invited to all of our premieres/premiere afterpartys. (PLUS all Tier 1 rewards) (Unfortunately, we were advised to not offer travel to and from Hawaii)

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